Last week Tuesday, March 4th, WHOI presented at the Mount Saint Vincent University annual Girls Conference. The two-day event, in celebration of International Women’s Week, featured several guest speakers and break-out sessions designed to empower the girls to raise their voices and become engaged in their communities.

WHOI volunteer, Ntombi Nkiwane captured this year’s conference theme “Finding Your Voice,” in her presentation on obstetric fistula. Also present at the conference was WHOI director, Dr. Afua Cooper, who was instrumental in the volunteer effort. Watch the video here:

Ntombi at the WHOI information table, MSVU Girls Conference 2014

Ntombi at the WHOI information table, MSVU Girls Conference 2014

Dr. Cooper and Ntombi
Dr. Cooper and Ntombi